Krista graduated from Brock University with a degree in physical education and kinesiology with honours. After graduating from university, Krista attended and completed a degree in massage therapy from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy with honours and became a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in 2010. During her schooling Krista became certified in Active Release Technique (ART). Art is a soft tissue movement-based technique to treat muscles, tendons, ligaments, facial and nerve problems. After 5 years in sport clinical facilities, Krista decided to partner up and open a clinic with like-minded individuals. Krista's dream was to create a comfortable and sophisticated space with highly qualified health care practitioners. The clinic will provide clients with a whole body approach and thus, The Coach House Therapeutic Centre was born.
Leah graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology in 2012. After which she attended and graduated from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic and became a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in 2013. Leah has completed training in Craniosacral Therapy to broaden her knowledge and understanding of the human body. Craniosacral therapy can help clients with concussions and migraines along with general tension and stress. Leah has two years of experience in a sports rehabilitation clinic treating a wide range of injuries and clientele.
Elsie graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2007. After working in various clinical settings, Elsie brings a wide variety of experiences and an array of clientele to The Coach House Therapeutic Centre. Elsie has expanded her knowledge with additional courses in Cranial Mobilizations, Basic Neuromuscular Integration and Alignment, Acupressure, and Introduction to Craniosacral. Elsie has been a certified Bowen practitioner since 2009. Bowen technique compliments massage therapy and can be utilized based on the client's individual needs. This technique is used on people of all ages and in many different stages of health to help relieve acute and chronic issues. Elsie has completed the Pregnancy Massage Therapy Foundations course which has provided her with additional knowledge in prenatal massage and pelvic exercises.
Laura graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2009. She has worked in a variety of settings including massage therapy clinics, chiropractic offices and spas. Each place has given her the ability to adapt each treatment to her client’s specific needs whether that be deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy or stretching techniques. Laura strives to provide a comfortable and relaxing environment and is passionate about helping her client’s reach their wellness goals.
Megan attended the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage in 2007 began to work in Vancouver spas providing relaxation treatments. After attending this program love of anatomy and massage was born. Soon after completing a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser 2010 she became a Yoga instructor. Megan has been active in her continuing education and now teaches classes specializing in pain care, restorative yoga, hatha yoga and family yoga. In 2015 she obtained a degree in Massage Therapy from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Cambridge. She is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Health Sciences as well as finishing her 500 hour yoga training designation. Megan combines her education in Yoga and anatomy in her practice. She encourages clients to be active in their wellness care and endeavors to support them with information and strategies to best support their needs. Her treatment style delivers a deep tissue massage that leaves the body relaxed and renewed. Megan has over 8 years experience working with clients experiencing postural pain as well as treatment for stress management. Megan is a Deep Tissue RMT with a clinical focus in postural pain rehabilitation and stress management treatments. She combines her training in Yoga and Massage therapy to tailor treatments and home care to the needs of her clients.
Lindsay graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2015 and is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and a member of the RMTAO. Over the last few years, Lindsay has worked in multidisciplinary clinics as well as spas. Each place has given her the ability to incorporate therapeutic as well as relaxation treatments which are specifically geared toward treating the individual needs of the client. Lindsay specializes in deep tissue massage, has a certificate for low level laser therapy and is continuing her studies in myofascial release.An animal lover, Lindsay has two cats, Audrey and Alfred and is almost always dog sitting for family and friends. Lindsay has a passion for interior design and in her spare time also volunteers for a local cat rescue.
Azita graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in May 2017. Her experience covers over 125 hours of clinic work in the student clinic , over 80 hours of outreaches, mainly working in a hospital scenario (Guelph Hospice, Trinity Village). She is a member of the RMTAO and in good standings with the CMTO. Azita received her certification in cupping massage in June 2018 and incorporates this modality, when necessary, into her massage treatments. Azita’s treatment goal is to help her clientele reduce their physical pain and make them feel relaxed and comfortable during the massage treatment. She is able to treat all conditions, using a variety of Swedish massage techniques and manual lymph drainage techniques. Azita incorporates these techniques into her daily practice. Her future goals would be to gain knowledge in hot stone massage therapy and muscle energy technique to further her career.
Jessica completed her Bachelors of Science at the University of Waterloo. After her third year of studies, she traveled to Central America with International Service Learning Organization where she spent three weeks providing healthcare to under-serviced areas throughout Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It was a life-changing and educational experience. Jessica went on to complete a four year Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. She has successfully completed two national board exams through NABNE (North American Board of Naturopathic Examinations) and provincial licensing through the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapies-Naturopathy (BDDT-N). Jessica also has additional training in facial rejuvenation acupuncture. Jessica is also a mother which has sparked her interest in pregnancy and newborn care, women's health and paediatrics.
Jillian graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. After working for a year as a health and fitness consultant, Jillian returned to school and completed her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2013. She has completed postgraduate courses in Orthopaedic Manual & Manipulative Therapy and Mulligan Concept Mobilizations. Jillian has also completed specialized training in pelvic floor rehabilitation for the treatment of pelvic disorders, including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain conditions. Jillian encourages active rehabilitation and she strives to give her clients the knowledge and tools to continue maintaining optimal function after completing treatment.
Dr. Mark attended the University of Guelph from 2000-2004 where he obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honours) majoring in Physics. Upon completion, he continued his academic career by pursuing a Masters in Physics and Vision Science from the University of Waterloo (2004-2006). His academic success provided him the opportunity to work both in the Netherlands and Ontario as an Optical Scientist and Product Developer. In 2012, he made the choice to follow his passion for health and wellness and attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where he graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2016. Dr. Mark will provide traditional chiropractic treatments of spinal manipulations/mobilizations, as well as myofascial release therapy and rehabilitation exercises for optimal musculoskeletal function and pain reduction. Further complimenting his treatment techniques, he will also provide neuroanatomical medical acupuncture for nervous system regulation and function.
John is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton, Ontario. The defining principles of Osteopathy intrigued him enough that he pursued a career in this form of alternative healthcare. John studied Music (Voice and Trumpet) and Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. John's love of cooking took him to Paris, France where he graduated from Le Cordon Bleu. He was the personal Chef to the President of Colgate Palmolive in France. Upon returning to Canada, John was a Chef at various restaurants in British Columbia and Ontario. It was after almost 20 years of being a Chef that John hung up his apron to undertake a career in Osteopathy. He continues to grow and is excited to bring his passion to The Coach House Therapeutic Centre.